The Our World, Our Stories project has been running for nearly seven weeks and it has been an amazing experience.

Each week, we have blogged, commented and conversed about a wide range of topics.

Week One: Typical School Day

Week Two: Recess Activities

Week Three: Food

Week Four: Our Local Environment

Week Five: Traditional Stories and Festivities

Week Six: Traditional Song

Whoever You Are

The students worked together to create this reading of Mem Fox’s story, Whoever You Are.

This story reminds us that even though everyone in the world is very different, we are all equal.

Tolerance and understanding are very important virtues to develop, and can help to create a world full of peace, productivity and pleasure!

Simply press the play button to hear the story and use the arrows to turn the pages that don’t automatically advance.

Make New Friends

Nothing brings people together like a song. Here are the lyrics, sing along!

1. Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.

2. A circle is round, it has no end, that’s how long I will be your friend.

3. A fire burns bright, it warms the heart, we’ve been friends from the very start.        

4. You have one hand, I have the other, put them together, we have each other.

5. Silver is precious, gold is too, I am precious and so are you.

6. You help me, and I’ll help you, and together we will see it through

7. The sky is blue, the Earth is green, I can help to keep it clean.

8. Across the land, across the sea, friends forever we will always be.

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The students have learnt so much about our world and developed their understanding of different ways of living.

The Our World, Our Stories project has proved that even though the world is a big place, technology can help make it smaller. Our classrooms are not bound by four walls and we have a whole world full of students, teachers and community members to learn from and with!

Leave a comment and share something you have learnt or something you have enjoyed about Our World, Our Stories.